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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2016
  • May

Fire characteristics affect prescribed burn success

Learning fire behavior will help burn managers predict potential impacts of a burn before it is conducted.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2014
  • December

Monitoring thatch prevents fire creep

Fire creep in the context of prescribed burning can be defined as unnoticed smoldering of plant material that is thought to be extinguished. The buildup of thatch along the fireline can cause fire to "creep" across the firebreak, which can result in an escaped fire.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2013
  • April

Mobile app aids prescribed burn management

Prescribed fire is a powerful tool that can be used to achieve management goals and manipulate vegetation. When conducting a burn, good communication between the burn crew members is critical for conducting it safely.
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Quality of Native Plant Forage Species Important to White-tailed Deer and Goats in South Central Oklahoma

Deer or goat production can be viable enterprises for many landowners. In many areas, native forb and woody plant communities are capable of meeting the nutritional requirements of deer and goat....
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2018
  • July 2018

Hay Rakes Can Help Build Better Firebreaks

Many decisions go into planning a safe and effective prescribed burn that meets your management goals. You will need to determine your burn objectives and consider the weather as well as personnel and equipment needs. You’ll also need to prepare firebreaks, something that ranks high on the list to safely conduct a burn.

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Frank Motal

Motal serves as a research associate in the range ecology and technology group. He joined the Noble Research Institute in May 1993. Motal has been interested in agriculture since childhood when his...